Category: Readathon

Fraterfest Readathon 2021

Fraterfest Readathon 2021

And so we come to the end of another Fraterfest Readathon (sounds as if we’ve been doing it for years, it’s only our second year). I guess there are still a couple of hours to go, but the chances of us finishing our last book, is rather slim. My Mommy still has some school work to do and she wants to get some blogging in as well tonight. I think we did quite well! The best part of all, I didn’t need to call my big brother, Stinkie in at all. Ha. Not such a scaridy cat after all. *Elza should mention that most of your Fraterfest picks for this year, weren’t actually scary at all.  Here’s our final tally: Kindle: Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (402p); Boats and Bad Guys by Diana Xarissa (about 50% done of 230p) = 520 pages Paperback: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, Nevermoor #1 […]

Posted October 25, 2021
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Specter

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Specter

Greetings you guys! Just a quick Wondrous Words Wednesday from us today. With the whole migration, we obviously had a bit of a time-lapse as well. Can’t quite figure out if we went forwards or backwards, but last week wasn’t actually our slot for Wondrous Words Wednesday. Luckily we have loyal patrons like Debbie @ Readerbuzz who can keep us on track. Wondrous Words Wednesday is a biweekly meme hosted by yours truly. The concept is fairly easy – all you need to do, is share any new (or new to you) words you came across this week and share them with us. You are also welcome to share words you simply want to show off to us. For more on Wondrous Words Wednesday, you can click here. My Mommy is busy preparing for Fraterfest Read-a-Thon 2021 that is kicking off this Friday. We love the Fraterfest and think we […]

Posted October 13, 2021
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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon April 2021

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon April 2021

Wasn’t the passed weekend just the most fun ever? Who else took part in the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon? Yes, yes – I know we sound a bit like a baby who got candy for the first time, but this was just so fabulous! It was our first 24 hour readathon and also our first time playing Bingo. I do believe we might be addicted now and my Mommy is just looking for more challenges build around a Bingo board. Thankfully she needs to be back at school on Wednesday and the latest obsession will hopefully also pass. As promised, here is our final Bingo board and the books we’ve read: Blue Squares: Read a book that’s won an award, Read a book recommended or gifted to you.     Yes, we did go for the Afrikaans options here! Afrikaans is our home language and of course we will read books […]

Posted April 26, 2021
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Weekend Book Friends #17

Weekend Book Friends #17

Greetings Humans! We haven’t done a Weekend Book Friends in ages. Missed us much? My Mommy is having a long weekend and we plan on spending it reading. The.Whole.Time. Tomorrow is the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon and we are very excited to take part in it. If you also want to take part, the link is attached to the image below. We are not quite sure what exactly we are going to read yet and I suspect we might just have some fun with the Bingo Board and the Instagram Prompts. It’s suppose to be fun! But before we can start with our Readathon, we first need to finish our current read. I guess we can perhaps let it stand over for tomorrow as we still have around a 100 pages left. In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and […]

Posted April 23, 2021
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FraterFest Read-a-thon 2020

FraterFest Read-a-thon 2020

It’s the month October and that means a large part of the world put on their scary costumes and pull up the pumpkins. The chills and thrills books get dusted and every one remembers they still have a Stephen King or Shirley Jackson book somewhere on the shelf. As you know, we are from South Africa and Halloween is not a very big event here. You won’t find any houses that appear haunted over night or pumpkin ghosts on any front steps. Trick or Treat is unheard of and completely out of the question. Here you lock yourself behind your high walls and electric fences as soon as the sun sets. No one will dare send their kids outside after dark to go knock on the neighbours door for candy. That still won’t stop me and my Mommy to enjoy a few scary reads during October. We haven’t really planned […]

Posted October 14, 2020
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